Friday, February 22, 2013

Zebra toy box redo

Before we moved, my girls had an old military footlocker as a toybox. I was going to get rid of it but decided to re-make it to match thier bedroom decor.

I would post a before pic here....

but the memory card I bought keeps crashing or something. I lose all my pics or when I go to upload them to my computer they delete themselves. I guess thats what I get for buying stuff from China!

I started by sanding the box down and making sure the corners were smooth and splinter free. Then I wiped it down clean. Next, I spray painted the box using Rust-Oleum Hammered Paint in black. This works great to cover surface imperfections. After the first coat dried, I sprayed another coat on. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area when using spray paint.

For the top I cut batting to the size of the lid. (I used 3 sheets). I then covered the lid with zebra fabric, cutting holes for the hinges.  I stapled the fabric with a staple gun.

The finished product!!
(Pretty happy with how it turned out!)

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